Digital Asset Management Software for Your Business

By Kierra Benson - Published on December 9, 2020
Article gives the list of digital asset management solutions

In the realm of digital storage, most people have heard of the omnipresent entity called “The Cloud.” It cannot be physically touched, but it is everywhere. From your computer or mobile device to The Cloud’s “hands”, users can digitally store everything from pictures, videos, and other files in a designated area. But how does “The Cloud” work? That is where a system called D.A.M. comes into play.

What is Digital Asset Management Software?

D.A.M. or digital asset management utilizes software systems to handles, export, and streamline digital items into one location. Before digital asset management software, in order to have your pictures, audio, and video files organized in one place and easily distributed to other devices,  you might have had to purchase or thumb drive (USB flash drive) or a floppy disk (what a throwback!).

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List of Digital Asset Management Software

  1. Extensis Portfolio

    Characteristics: Find digital files through the use of keywords, utilize strong search functions, have mechanized workflows, click and move digital files with ease, carries adaptable formats, on and off-site access, build websites that can sync to your files, and high uploading speeds

    Advantages: Quality customer service and offers services to individuals, small, and large businesses

    Cost: Although there is a free trial of this software available, users can own Extensis Portfolio at a minimum cost of $2,705. Prices may vary based on need.

  2. Wrike

    Characteristics: Sign documents digitally, Share and work between other workers, manage employee work tasks, get support from home, and available in different time zones

    Advantages: Can be used when working from home

    Cost: Has a free trial of this software that is available. But, the cost of continued use begins at $9.80 per person/per month for the Professional package, $24.60 per person/per month for the Business package, and to find out the cost of the Enterprise package the vendor must be contacted.

  3. MyAdBox

    Characteristics: Can organize files by labeling them, file library available, files can be shared, design the environment within the software-based around your business brand, also handles metadata, locate files in a search/ filter function, monitor workflow, and utilize analytical/study tools

    Advantages: Greatly utilized by large firms and marketing departments looking for more than a place to manage digital files

    Cost: Free trial of this software is available but for insight into the costs after the trial, contact the vendor for details

  4. Uploadcare

    Characteristics: Uploaded digital files are safe and is easy to access, simplifies online user involvement, and has high adaptation levels for files needed in different formats

    Advantages: Great customer service and easy-to-use interface

    Cost: Free trial of this software is available, but the vendor must be contacted for the costs of further use of the service

  5. Bynder

    Characteristics: Has an app version of the service. Provides labeling, storing, and sharing capabilities of digital files, can tailor the interface around your business brand, handles metadata, study/analytic functions, search engine tools, monitor workflow, file adaption capabilities, and management of various versions of the software

    Advantages: Able to work with other employees in managing digital files in real-time on a single platform

    Cost: Free trial of this software is available but to known about the cost of use after the trial, the vendor must be contacted

  6. TACTIC

    Characteristics:  Label, store, and share digital files. Has the ability to change the format of digital files, handles metadata, can be tailored around the brand of your business, monitor workflow, searchability functions, and management of various version of the software

    Advantages: Tailored to manage difficult file and workflow organization

    Cost: Free trial of this software is offered, but the vendor must be contacted for the cost of further use

  7. Third Light

    Characteristics: Store, label, and share digital files. Has tools to change the format of digital files, handles metadata, the interface can be created around the brand of your business, monitor workflow has searchability tools, and the user can manage various versions of the software

    Advantages: Easy to install and great customer service

    Cost: Does offer a free trial but has a beginning cost of $6,840 annually. Additional costs for storage, modules, and space needs will apply. Contact the vendor for more details

  8. Canto Digital Asset Management

    Characteristics: App version of the software is available, share, store, and label digital files. Has the ability to change the format of digital files, the interface can be created around the brand of your business, handles metadata, users can manage various versions of the software, has searchability tools, and monitors workflow

    Advantages: Tailored to all communication sectors like large company’s marketing team, handlers of the company’s brand, various agencies that have a focus on creating content in order to handle the digital assets and simplify the workflow

    Cost: Free trial of the software is available, but users must contact the vendor for prices of further use of the service

  9. OneDrive

    Characteristics: Has the ability to store/share digital content and offers search engine tools to assist in locating digital files

    Advantages: Extremely affordable and web-based

    Cost: Free trial of this service is offered but has a beginning cost of $6.00 monthly/for every user for further use of the service

  10. Joomla!

    Characteristics: Users can share/store digital content and has a search engine tool to help in locating digital assets

    Advantages: Has tools to help users create websites and apps from scratch

    Cost: There is no free trial for the use of this service, but the beginning cost is an annual fee of $199

  11. Sirv

    Characteristics: Share, label, and store digital files, handle metadata, supports file changes to fit different formats, has analytic/study functions, and search engine tools

    Advantages: Catered to online businesses and domains that need lots of storage for pictures

    Cost: With a free trial available, the beginning price for further use of this service is a monthly fee of $19

  12. Droplr

    Characteristics: Handles digital assets through the cloud and sharing tools. Also has a click, move, and drop function for the easy movement of files from place to place

    Advantages: Able to send and receive digital files through social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter or personally through emails and Instant Message

    Cost: A free trial of this software is available, but for further use of service the cost will begin at a monthly fee of $6.00.

  13. RelayThat

    Characteristics: Art design functions for editing, storing, and sharing of photos/images. Also provides templates as a starting base

    Advantages: the only mechanized design portal for brand-focused digital advertising, marketing, social, and pay-per-click strategies

    Cost: Contact vendor for details

  14. CoSchedule

    Characteristics: Provides labeling, storing, and sharing functions of digital files, allows for businesses to base the interface around their brands, has searching tools for seeking file location, handles workflow, and users can manage various versions of the software

    Advantages: Allows for the monitoring of marketing strategies on a single platform

    Cost: A free trial is offered with this software, but for further use, the beginning cost is at $40 every month

  15. Adobe Experience Manager

    Characteristics: Has capabilities for labeling and storing digital assets, service is mobile friendly thanks to its app, monitors metadata, has search tools for file locations, provides analytics/study functions, and handles workflow

    Advantages: Provides iCloud monitoring functions and is cloud/web-based

    Cost: There is no free trial provided. To learn more about pricing, users will have to get in touch with Adobe for details

  16. WalkMe

    Characteristics: Provides storing and labeling functions, has study/analytical tools and monitors workflow

    Advantages: Tailored for large organizations like corporations, federal sectors, and big charities

    Cost: Contact vendor for cost details

  17. Cincopa

    Characteristics: Provides tools for sharing, labeling, and storing digital assets, the interface is adjustable according to a business’ brand, has search, study, and analytical functions. Plus, it handles metadata

    Advantages: Cloud, web, and SaaS (software-as-a-service) based

    Cost: The beginning cost for use of this service is $9.99 per month. A free trial of this software is available

  18. Panopto

    Characteristics: Has storage, sharing, and labeling capabilities, changeable interface, has an app platform, handles metadata, provides search, study, and analytic features. Plus, this software monitors workflow

    Advantages: Tailored for sharing videos within the educational, sales, and communication industries

    Cost: A free trial is provided but the vendor must be contacted for cost information

  19. Mindmatrix

    Characteristics: Has changeable interface functions for business branding, provides labeling, sharing, and storage tools of digital files, can handle metadata, has tools for searching, analytics/studying, and monitoring workflows. This service also allows users to manage various versions of the software

    Advantages: Tailored for a variety of industries (Retail, technology, finance, housing, insurance, etc.)

    Cost: Must contact vendor for cost information

  20. Imatch

    Characteristics: Has changeable format function for digital files, handles metadata, stores and labels digital files, monitors workflow, has search, analytical, and studying function. Includes management of different version of the service

    Advantages: Tailored services for experienced and beginner photographers, independent stock image companies, image storage platforms, researchers, builders, federal and corporate sectors, etc.

    Cost: The beginning cost of utilizing this software is a one-time fee of $109.99. A free trial of this service is available

How to Choose the Right DAM Software

  • Figure out who your investors will be and what their expectations are
  • Know what you want (and what you do not want)
  • Remind yourself of the resources that you already have
  • Establish reasonable goals and deadlines
  • Add IT functions in the beginning stages
  • Read the criticisms (both good and bad) to help you decide which service will best fulfill your needs
  • Contact the provider for a quote and/or a demo of the service
  • Select a service that will work with you, not just one that is an established brand
Kierra Benson

Kierra Benson | Kierra Benson is an alumnus of the University of North Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Technology. She previously completed an internship at a local newspaper and worked as a content creator for a small online business. Her goal is to work in the media industry in writing/editing and advertising. She has always been fascinated by how messages are marketed in the media to influence the masses and sell produ...

Kierra Benson

Kierra Benson | Kierra Benson is an alumnus of the University of North Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Technology. She previously com...

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